Farmers all over the world are already facing a major threat of a lack of employment, food-related issues, conflicts, fights, survival and desertification, and the biggest challenges they are facing is how to manage or make efforts in order to develop and promote sustainable, both in the fields and the whole economy.
Daily cases related to farmers are coming, and one more case came in which police of Africa arrested a 77-years-old farmer for allegedly shooting at a black couple who was fishing after he mistook them for a hippopotamus at Mogol river in Lephalale, Limpopo, is expected to appear in the local magistrate’s court.
This incident occurred on Tuesday in the afternoon at a river near Mamojela Park, and the couple were part of a group who had been doing fishing and enjoying themselves with their friends since the morning.
A 77-year-old farmer arrested for allegedly shooting at a black couple who was fishing, after he mistook them for a hippopotamus at Mogol river in Lephalale, Limpopo, is expected to appear in the local magistrate's court. #sabcnews
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Some of the sources also claimed that the person who shoots at a hippo poses no danger to him.
This happens when the farmers mistake them; they always expect a leopard or hippo and shoot them.
One local resident stated, “I never saw any hippos with two Legs in my life… Kiss the Boer, Kiss the Farmers… Klaarrr.”
According to one of the police spokesperson, ‘Lt-Col Mamphaswa Seabi, police arrested him for attempted murder.
A 38-year-old woman sustained a gun wound while her partner managed to hide and inform the police and emergency services about the incident, which took place at about 2 pm on Tuesday.
According to Seabi, they took the women to the hospital for treatment, and the police were doing their work. Police also arrested the suspect, alleged that he was shooting at animals (hippos).
At the same time, police also seized two of his rifles, one revolver, one pistol, and two air guns during the arrest.
The main culprit of this incident is community members who were not so focused while handling firearms, said Limpopo police commissioner Lt-Gen Thembi Hadebe.
The suspect is expected to appear in the magistrate’s court in Lephalale Today.